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'''Jake Shimabukuro''' (born November 3, 1976, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco.[http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/#bio Official biography]. ''JakeShimabukuro.com''. Retrieved July 24, 2016. Shimabukuro has written numerous original compositions, including the entire soundtracks to two Japanese films, ''Hula Girls'' (2007) and the Japanese remake of ''Sideways'' (2009). Well known in Hawaii and Japan during his early solo career in the early 2000s, Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when a video of him playing a virtuosic rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was posted on YouTube without his knowledge and became one of the first viral videos on that site. His concert engagements,...
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Birth date{{Birth date and age|1976|11|3|mf=y}}
Birth placeHonolulu, Hawaii, United States
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InstrumentUkulele
GenreJazz, blues, funk, rock music|rock, classical music|classical, bluegrass music|bluegrass, folk music|folk, flamenco
Occupation| years_active = 1998–present
Label{{flagicon|JPN}} Sony Music Entertainment Japan|Sony
{{flagicon|USA}} Hitchhike Records|Hitchhike
Associated actsPure Heart
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Website[http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/ www.jakeshimabukuro.com]
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